Gullah Geechee Tour: Exploring African American History
12 Ratings
Embark on a captivating Gullah Geechee Tour and delve into the rich African American history of Savannah. Explore iconic sights, learn about the journey from slavery to freedom, and savor authentic Gullah Geechee cuisine.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Historic River Street - Your 1 hour riding tour begins along River Street.\nLearn about the history of the West African tribes that were routed to Savannah and used in slave labor to build the warehouses along River Street.\n- Johnson Square - See where slaves were auctioned off in Johnson Square.\n\n- Second African Baptist Church - Learn about the incredible journey to freedom as you board the vehicle and travel past the Second African Baptist Church.\n- First African Baptist Church - See a major hub of the Underground Railroad\n- Savannah - We end the 1 hour riding tour here at The United House of Prayer where you will enjoy Gullah foodways and entertainment.\nAn authentic Gullah Geechee lunch buffet is provided before Gullah storytelling and freedom songs. Afterwards, we will transport you back to the tour starting point.
What's Included
  • Authentic Gullah Geechee storytelling
  • 1 hour guided tour
  • Gullah Geechee lunch buffet
What's Not Included
  • Parking fees: At Visitors Center parking is free for 1 hour and $1 per hour after
  • Guide Gratuities
Additional Information

Experience an amazing journey through the captivating narrative of African American history stretching from bondage to liberty in the Pre-Civil War period (1748-1864) along the splendid coastal line of Savannah, guided by an authentic Gullah Geechee story-crafter, ‘Sistah Patt’.

Board our inviting Gray Line vehicle and allow us to navigate your magical ride, featuring iconic attractions like River Street, Factor’s Walk and Johnson Square. Unlock the detailed past of the West African tribes who were subjected to slavery in Savannah, laboring exhaustively to erect the warehouses adorning River Street. Trace their path towards emancipation and learn how their cultural influences remain ingrained in the local community of today.

Our moving historical exposition commences at 10:30am, complete within an hour, followed by a halt at the Susie King Taylor Center for Jubilee. Here, you can savor the interpretation of traditional Gullah Geechee culinary practices amid captivating narratives. Subsequently, we will escort you back to the initiation point of the tour, around 1:00pm.

223 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
This is the Gray Line guest office located next door to The Clyde Coffee Shop.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(12 Ratings)
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Jun 3, 2024
Worth the ride! - Thoroughly enjoyed Miss Pat’s knowledgable and moving presentation- very interesting about the Adinkrah symbols throughout the ironworks! Loved Simple Soul and the Gullah “food ways”. Would have loved to have seen an example of the Gullah basket weaving
Review provided by Viator
Dec 30, 2023
Excellent Experience! - Excellent tour! I could rode around all day listening to Mama Pat talk. Informative and inspirational, and of course the food was wonderful. You can't go wrong with this tour.
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Dec 13, 2023
Dynamic Insights - Miss Pat is such a wonderful storyteller! She kept us engaged. We learned more about the many projects and efforts she and her allies have made. She’s determined to have Savannah’s squares honor and inclusive history.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 9, 2023
A must if you visit Savannah—Good news this is true! - Entertaining, informative and the best tour I have ever been on. I was amazed Sister Pat’s knowledge, passion and incredible spirit. She is a culture gem that should be revered and recognized for her vast knowledge of history. And let’s not forget that the food was amazing! Will definitely recommend. Thank you Ms. Pat ——we are off to look for Adinaka symbols!
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Dec 5, 2023
A must do tour - This is a must do tour while in Savannah. Sistah Pat shared her wisdom and perspective which was very enlightening. The included lunch was also very delicious.
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Dec 2, 2023
Gullah Geechee tour should not be missed - The bus company GREY LINE picked me up from my hotel and brought me to the office where I waited for other guests and also our guide (who was INCREDIBLE) The driver also offered to drop me back off after the tour was over I would definitely chose other tours through this company
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Nov 10, 2023
Priceless Memory of a Portrayal of History - This honest and candid lesson in the history of the enslaved peoples who came into the Savannah area by way of slave ships and slave sells/sales is a look back with a focus on looking forward. Ms. Patt and Suster Roz' recreations of events and the story-telling made the tour come to life. The lunch at the Crystal Beer Parlor was beyond excellent in taste, atmosphere, and service.
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Oct 9, 2023
Top Tier Tour!! - This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Ms. Pat was VERY knowledgeable of the history that took place in Savannah and how that history impacted the rest of the world, especially African Americans. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The food was delicious too!! I loved it so much. I would definitely do it again. Mrs. Pat and Ms. Roz!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024